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Museum Volunter Sophia Gal kooks at the life and death of William Kurelek in the second of this two part blog series
A warm hearted and positive person who enjoyed taking a direct approach to working with people, and who promoted patient care with great energy
Eileen Skellern was born in 1923 in Stone, Staffordshire, the eldest of three sisters.
Mary Rushton Barkas was the first female doctor employed at Bethlem Royal Hospital, and became one of the first four medical assistants at the Maudsley Hospital
Beyond Hadfield’s lamentation for his animal friend is the story of a man who would inadvertently transform the legal perception of insanity beyond recognition
The second part in Dr Gillian Allmond's blog series looking at the ‘villa-style’ of building that inspired the construction Bethlem Hospital at Monks Orchard
No general hospital for the mentally ill had used this plan in England before Bethlem, but the villa system was well established in Europe already
However there is one way that these important businessmen would have had a connection to black lives, and that is through their connections to the slave trade.
So what relationship did Bethlem have with Black Londoners - was it open to them, or did it only look to exclude minority ethnic communities?
A post introducing research on black lives in the Bridewell Hospital records
'Bedlam' appears in the second series of Harlots, but is this Georgian Bethlem as we know it?